The government of the United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to some parts of Nigerian, following planned mass protests #RevolutionNow march on August 5, 2019.
The UK government gave the advise on its website, asking its citizens to be very alert and monitor local media.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against travelling to States like Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe in north, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States in the south as well as Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi and Abia states.
It said, “Since January 2018, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has protested regularly in central Abuja and other cities. These protests, particularly in Abuja, have the potential to turn violent. On 22 July 2019, violent protests in Abuja resulted in a number of deaths, including a police officer and a journalist.
“Tensions continue to be high. Protests are also likely to continue in Lagos, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Zaria. You should monitor local media, avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings and follow any instructions from police and security forces.”